Sita is free! Dussehra @ JLN Stadium

 

For a fortnight in early October scenes from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, were played out across India.   Lord Ram and Ravana engaged in their final battle on the 11th.  Who was victorious?  You don’t know?  Jai Sri Ram!  Jai Sri Ram! 

On Dussehra Lord Rama killed the demon-king, Ravana, rescuing his abducted wife Sita in the process.

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Ravana, seated on his throne is charge, but Lord Ram is on his way

Lord Rama could not have achieved this feet on his own.  He called on the services of his loyal devotee,  Hanuman Ji, the monkey deity known for his courage and selfless service, and his twin brother Lakshmana.

For a fortnight scenes depicting events from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, were played out across India.   Everything came to a head on the 11th October when Rama arrived in Lanka, met with  Ravana and battle ensued.  You know who was victorious, don’t you?  Jai Sri Ram!  Jai Sri Ram!

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Effigys of Ravana surrounded by the crowds

The grand battle, Ravana is slayed by Ram’s arrow and goes up in flames.  See the final scene in the video clip below.

 

This photos and video’s in this post were taken on 11th October at JLN Stadium.

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